Nov 12, 2012 11:30pm PST
is in critical condition at this hour. the truck driver was not hurt. >>> two weeks after superstorm sandy the governor of new york is now poised to ask the federal government for $30 billion in federal disaster aid. governor andrew cuomo says the money is needed to repair the region's transportation infrastructure, and reimburse government for overtime paid to police and other emergency personnel. and estimated 100,000 homes are still without power. the governor says federal aid could also help upgrade the power grid and he is promising a thorough review of why the power company's response to the energy seemed so slow. >> they will be held accountable for past performance and then we also have to get smart about this and we have to make sure we're prepared for when this happens again. because i believe this will happen again. >> president obama is scheduled to tour the new york city area on thursday and will be briefed on the rebuilding effort. >>> volunteers in contra costa county went to work tonight preparing some much needed supplies to send the people back east who are in those storm
Nov 14, 2012 11:30pm PST
again. >>> 150 pg and e workers are back home again following restoring power after superstorm sandy. they said they helped crews restore power to 23,000 customers. electricity has now been restored to all but a few small pockets of the city. some long island residents need to obtain a certificate before their power can be turned on. >>> a cap and trade program today that allows businesses to buy and sell credits for greenhouse gas emissions. they can buy credits to offsell when they go above limits. air quality officials say they're waiting until next week to reveal just how many companies participated, and what each paid. the cap and trade program is part of trying to reduce greenhouse gases to 1990 levels. >>> a cut in pay. timothy white requested that his salary be 10% lower than the current chancellor's, citing csu's budget problems. today, they approved his salary at $380,000 a year. the recommended salary was $421,000. white is set to take over at the end of the year. >>> news of the world tonight in the middle east, an air strike killed a commander of hamas in the gaza strip.